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Yes, it should work fine, but if you accidentally...

Yes, it should work fine, but if you accidentally hit the throttle kill while flying, it'll kill the engine, since it closes the throttle fully regardless of throttle position. The traditional...
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With modern Futaba radios, there is the default...

With modern Futaba radios, there is the default throttle function that is specific to IC engines on CH3. To have the throttle lockout for an electric, all you have to do is go into the Function menu,...
08-28-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

The only way to have a short across a battery is...

The only way to have a short across a battery is to have a metallic object touch both the +/- contacts of the battery. Almost impossible with XT60's, EC3's or APP's. Well, I guess if you put your...
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Posted By pilotpete2

OK, the T6J does provide a safety lock for...

OK, the T6J does provide a safety lock for electric models.
It's covered on pages 25 and 26 of the manual.
You have to set the throttle cut function from NOR (default) for IC engines to ESC for...
Forum: Power Systems
12-19-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

The issue of an ESC arming when a battery is...

The issue of an ESC arming when a battery is connected to a receiver and causing the motor to run that Nigel was referring to, goes back to when I had made a suggestion in another forum, for using an...
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Posted By pilotpete2

No, the Tactic AnyLink module will not bind to...

No, the Tactic AnyLink module will not bind to Parkzone BNF models which are DSM2. The AnyLink module is for using most popular transmitters to fly the Hobbico TX ready series of planes;)
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

Sounds like you got a smoking deal on your...

Sounds like you got a smoking deal on your DX8:tc:
On this side of the Pond the 18MZ lists for $2999.99, but you can get some much better deals, but still waaaay too much for me and my flying...
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Posted By pilotpete2

True, 12 ch FASSTest has better latency than the...

True, 12 ch FASSTest has better latency than the 18 channel mode, an important consideration for high performance Heli pilots, but resolution is the same, and all channels are of equal performance,...
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Posted By pilotpete2

It's more than the resolution, there is also...

It's more than the resolution, there is also slower response time on those channels. Yes, there are many uses for those extra 6 channels in complex scale models with many accessory functions. Flaps...
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Posted By pilotpete2

The DX18 only has 12 channels available for...

The DX18 only has 12 channels available for control surfaces. Channels 13-18 are of low resolution and high latency.
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

rcers, I've been down a long road with...

rcers,
I've been down a long road with connector confoosion!
My first radio, a Futaba Conquest AM used the ancient G connectors (the servo leads were actually male), my second an Attack AM with G...
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Posted By pilotpete2

It would even be nicer if JR/Spektrum and...

It would even be nicer if JR/Spektrum and Airtronics would have the Futaba orientation slots in their receiver cases as Hitec does:)
The slot for the Futaba orientation (not polarity) tab acts as a...
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Posted By pilotpete2

No problem at all, since the JR/Spektrum training...

No problem at all, since the JR/Spektrum training system does not provide any power connection between the radios, only the PPM signal is sent over the buddy cord.
Pete
06-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Here's a video to put a smile on everyone's...

Here's a video to put a smile on everyone's face:tc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_hdLbBrtxI
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

No problem with the pins, back when the "old...

No problem with the pins, back when the "old style" ATX plugs were still in use, some suppliers of ESCs and servos included one of the old style ATX plug housings and instructions on how to switch...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Some things never change, seems that getting a...

Some things never change, seems that getting a 72Mhz antenna too close to the receiver could cause issues also:)
That Showtime 50 is one good flying model:silly:
We have two at our field with OS AX...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Futaba's new T6J that goes for the price of a...

Futaba's new T6J that goes for the price of a DX6i offers all stick modes:)
Oh, and Spektrum receivers are way more than the Futaba S-FHSS receivers, only the "orange" receivers offer a lower cost...
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Posted By pilotpete2

At the risk of sounding like a broken record....

At the risk of sounding like a broken record. Eneloop-click, Eneloop-click, Eneloop;)
Pete
04-01-2011, 08:40 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

I use the 300mA rate for discharging packs of...

I use the 300mA rate for discharging packs of that size with the Digipace II.
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

I bet your buddy has a newer DX7 that came with a...

I bet your buddy has a newer DX7 that came with a charger that was the correct output (150mA) for charging a 1500mAh pack. The early units came with a charger (50 or 70mA) that was for the older Nicd...
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Posted By pilotpete2

I have heard that the latest firmware that...

I have heard that the latest firmware that they'll be loading will prevent this from ever happening again.
Since the radios has to go back in, I would consider having the DSMX upgrade done also....
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Posted By pilotpete2

Chellie, Thanks for posting that video of the...

Chellie,
Thanks for posting that video of the Big Boys in action. Being an Easterner, I never had the opportunity to see engines of that size in operation. The big 4-8-4 Northerns out east, while...
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Posted By pilotpete2

4-8-8-4, now that's something to get all steamed...

4-8-8-4, now that's something to get all steamed up about:Q
Sure wish the UP would restore one of the survivors to running condition, there was some talk, but nothing seemed to come of it:{.
Who...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Another neat and inexpensive solution is to...

Another neat and inexpensive solution is to download one of the shareware O'scope programs to your PC. You just connect the receiver output to the line level input on the sound card, or main board of...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Do a google search on throttle lock for electric...

Do a google search on throttle lock for electric planes. I don't fly JR, so I can't give the correct values to program, but a simple mix of throttle to throttle, assigned to a switch of your choice...
Forum: Power Systems
01-03-2011, 08:04 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

Other than the time I folded the wing of a 2M...

Other than the time I folded the wing of a 2M sailplane at about 600' AGL and stripped both HS-81 gearsets in the resultant crash, I've never stripped one out in normal use, or bonking a control...
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Posted By pilotpete2

Hi Dennis, Heck if 3A is good, then 10A is even...

Hi Dennis,
Heck if 3A is good, then 10A is even better:<:
I wonder how many of our younger generation know what a "Lincoln" fuse is????
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

Make sure that the fuse in your radio is marked...

Make sure that the fuse in your radio is marked .3A, not 3/10A
Bigggg difference, as the dot is not a decimal point:<:
JR normally uses a 3A fast blowing fuse in their charge circuit:)
Pete
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Posted By pilotpete2

Excellent info on using A123 cells for receiver...

Excellent info on using A123 cells for receiver power!
I now have all my gas/glow powered models switched over, so your preaching to the choir in my case:).
The larger of my two gassers ( I do fly...
Forum: Power Systems
06-24-2010, 04:25 PM
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Posted By pilotpete2

While you didn't mention which Futaba PCM radio...

While you didn't mention which Futaba PCM radio you're using, I would also check to see if you have any value set in the throttle delay function (it normally is 0%) on the radio, if your radio has...
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